Don’t Stop Me Now at Tuesday Trivia!

Tuesday night’s game of Pour House Trivia featured 147 teams across 21 venues:


We began Tuesday’s game with a question about a fictitious moon…

Death Star

We continued with a visit to the French Quarter in New Orleans before looking at the Hall of Fame career of basketball star Tim Duncan.  Seven Tuesday teams began their game with a perfect first round.


Tuesday’s audio question featured three songs whose titles begin with the same word: “No Surrender” by Bruce Springsteen, “No Diggity” by Blackstreet, and “No Brainer” by DJ Khaled.  This was certainly one of the most difficult audio questions of the season, as only 29% of our teams earned wagering points by recognizing any two of these three songs.  Four teams managed to tack on the highly elusive two-point bonus.  While the field was recovering from that question, this cheesy query which followed was nearly as difficult:

–> A shortage of what Kraft product in 2014 caused some corners of the internet to declare a ‘Cheesepocalypse’, despite the fact that this product cannot legally be called ‘cheese’, but instead a ‘Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product’?

This question gave us Cheez Whiz as the most popular wrong answer, while only 37% of our teams responded correctly with this other Kraft product:


The rest of the round was a breeze for our teams, as they cruised through questions concerning “The Crucible”, the chemical composition of alcohol, and the current biographical film “Bohemian Rhapsody”.  But thanks to the audio question, Dave Martinez School of Management (Senor Tequila’s) posted the only perfect score of the second round.


Films of the 1980s and fast food menu items highlighted Tuesday’s halftime page, which yielded an average score of 17.4 points, as 22% of the field notched a perfect score.  These were your highest scoring Tuesday teams at the halftime break:


Tuesday’s second half began with a rather difficult Three Clues question, with this version focusing on a foreign country:

CLUE 1: The majority of the mountain range known as the Balkans is located within this country.

CLUE 2: This country is bounded by the Danube River to the north and the Black Sea to the east.

With very few teams even venturing a guess at this points, only six teams scored the first two bonus points of the half with the correct answer of Bulgaria.  Later, we discussed Marlon Brando’s refusal of the Academy Award, the eradication of smallpox, and this short-lived TV comedy:

Freaks and Geeks

The only perfect score of the third round was posted by Wiseacres (Champion Billiards).


We began Tuesday’s final round with a pair of questions about books, spanning both the fiction (Stephen King) and non-fiction (Al Franken) sections.  We followed with a trip to Broadway to discuss this stage musical:


After a look at the tomato and Olympic mascots, we saw seven teams earn a perfect 36 points in the final round.  Here is your Tuesday leaderboard heading into the final question:

TUESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (29.4% success rate):

–> The largest financial center on continental Europe, which city is home to the F.W.B. stock exchange, the Bundesbank, and the European Central Bank?

While nearly the entire field deciphered these clues to lead them to a German city, only about three-in-ten knew that the financial center of the European Union is not Berlin or Munich, but rather Frankfurt.  Congratulations to the four teams that earned the Perfect 21 on Tuesday with correct answers on all wagering questions: Cuginis Now With Free Beer (Cuginis), Dave Martinez School of Management (Senor Tequila’s), Juneau (Olney Winery), and Avocados to Crabs (Perry’s).  Here is your final Tuesday leaderboard:


Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Wiseacres  (Next week’s first category: Animals Named for People)

Cuginis in Poolesville, MD:  Cuginis Now With Free Beer  (Next week’s first category: World Flags)

Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD:  Dave Martinez School of Management  (Next week’s first category: Prince)

Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD:  Duchess  (Next week’s first category: Planets of the Solar System)

Topgolf in Ashburn, VA:  Mindbenders  (Next week’s first category: Airlines)

The Block in Annandale, VA:  Five Dollar Boob Job  (Next week’s first category: “Star Wars Holiday Special”)

Greene Growlers in Gaithersburg, MD:  How Did I Get Here?  (Next week’s first category: Cookies)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD:  Holy Shirts and Pants  (Next week’s first category: “Lord of the Rings” Quotes)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD:  Juneau  (Next week’s first category: Human Anatomy)

Buffalo Wild Wings in Urbana, MD:  Let’s Get Quizzical  (Next week’s first category: Songs Featuring Ludacris – AUDIO)

Cheesetique in Fairfax, VA:  Four Amigos  (Next week’s first category: 1990s TV Shows)

Charlie’s On the Avenue in Alexandria, VA:  Dr. Leo Marvin and Associates  (Next week’s first category: U.S. Constitutional Amendments)

Fat Daddy’s in Mansfield, TX:  Cliff’s Big Brain  (NEXT GAME ON DEC. 18 – First category: Founding Fathers)

Bareburger in Atlanta, GA:  NO GAME THIS WEEK  (Next week’s first category: International Politics)

Harvest Moon Brewery in New Brunswick, NJ:  Let the Wookies Win  (Next week’s first category: U.S. Presidents)

Monkey La La in Frederick, MD:  Insubordinate and Churlish  (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Latin or Greek Origin?)

Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD:  Screaming Death Monkey  (Next week’s first category: “The Haunting of Hill House” – TV)

Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA:  Shadynasty  (Next week’s first category: “Beverly Hills, 90210”)

Brass Tap in Annapolis, MD:  Identical Tentacles  (Next week’s first category: “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”)

Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD:  I Heart Kiwis  (Next week’s first category: NCAA Women’s Basketball)

Perry’s in Odenton, MD:  Avocados to Crabs  (Next week’s first category: Jewish Holidays)

Miller’s Ale House in St. Petersburg, FL:  Simple Minds (Next week’s first category: Plants)